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Biden Negotiates WNBA Star Brittney Griner's Release From Russian Prison

President Biden will deliver remarks after his administration secured the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner in a 1-for-1 prisoner swap with Russia.

Chuck Schumer Moves To Isolate MAGA Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made it clear during a press conference that he intends to isolate MAGA Republicans in the next Congress.

Nicolle Wallace Had The Perfect Response To More Stolen Trump Classified Docs Being Found

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace quickly explained why no one should be surprised that more Trump stolen classified documents were found.

Rep. Paul Gosar Tweets Then Deletes Support For Terminating The Constitution

Suspected 1/6 co-conspirator Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) tweeted and then deleted support for terminating the Constitution.

Why Brittney Griner was released now

The WNBA player is returning to the US after months in Russian detention.

Griner’s release puts a spotlight on Paul Whelan, another American imprisoned in Russia.

Paul Whelan, a corporate security executive, was arrested at a Moscow hotel in December 2018. President Biden says his administration is still working on getting him released.

The number of Americans ‘wrongfully detained’ by other nations has risen.

A State Department official said over the summer that there were between 40 and 50 Americans being wrongfully detained by foreign governments.

Viktor Bout: Russian arms dealer known as the 'Merchant of Death' swapped for Brittney Griner | CNN

US basketball star Brittney Griner was freed in a prisoner exchange for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout nearly 10 months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport.

Why Viktor Bout's return to Russia is so important for Vladimir Putin | CNN

Viktor Bout is a man who many ordinary Russians have likely have heard of, and he certainly is of mythological importance to the Russian elite. He is not someone Vladimir Putin wanted to leave behind.

David Whelan says he’s unsure ‘what the future holds’ for his brother still imprisoned in Russia

Paul Whelan’s brother said the White House informed him about Griner’s release on Wednesday.

Biden strikes deal to free Brittney Griner from Russian custody

Griner will be exchanged for Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, nicknamed the “Merchant of Death.”

White House responds to criticism of Griner prisoner deal

The White House stressed on Thursday that it is committed to bringing home former Marine Paul Whelan and will remain vigilant over Viktor Bout’s release amid a backlash of criticism over a prisoner…

How Black women served a critical role in securing Brittney Griner’s release

Jotaka Eaddy was sitting at her home in Washington on Thursday morning when she got a text message from a friend: Brittney Griner was coming home, it said.   Eaddy paused, then reread the mess…

Sunny Hostin Says Griner’s Release Proves WNBA Players Need To Be Paid More

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin said Thursday that the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner proves women basketball players need to be paid more.

NFL All-Pro Buries Biden in Response to Brittney Griner Prisoner Exchange, Quickly Backpedals

One of the NFL's very best players tore into President Joe Biden with a scathing rebuke, before quickly backpedaling.

Just 12 Hours After Biden Spoke at a Gun Violence Vigil, He Freed a Notorious Criminal Arms Dealer

The president talks about the victims of violence, but when it comes to a matter of appeasing his political base, his true colors show.

Rumors Biden May Trade ‘Merchant of Death’ for Brittney Griner Intensify After Sentencing

The Biden administration may trade Russian gun-runner Viktor Bout - and perhaps even other high-value prisoners for Brittney Griner.

Report: Paul Whelan ‘Greatly Disappointed’ in Biden

The left-wing American outlet CNN claimed to have secured a phone conversation with former U.S. Marine and Russian prisoner Paul Whelan.

Biden Leaves Marine Paul Whelan Behind in Russia in Brittney Griner Swap; Family: 'Catastrophe'

The family of retired Marine Paul Whelan said a prisoner swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner that left Whelan in Russia was a "catastrophe."

Exclusive–Tom Cotton: People Will Die Because Biden Traded 'Merchant of Death' for Brittney Griner

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said trading Brittney Griner for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout would result in people dying.

"Brittney is An Inspiration to Millions of Americans, Particularly the LGBTQ Americans" - KJP Defends Brittney Griner Swap for "Merchant of Death" (VIDEO)

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Joe Biden’s affirmative action hire, defended her boss’s decision to swap Brittney Griner for the “Merchant of Death.” Joe Biden on Thursday announced he traded the world’s most wanted fugitive, Russian Viktor Bout, for pot-smoking anti-American baller Brittney Griner. Only a Democrat would think this was a good trade.…

Trump's Early 2024 Announcement Has Completely Backfired

By announcing early, Trump thought he would clear the 2024 Republican presidential field and avoid being indicted, but the decision has backfired on him.

Brittney Griner freed from Russia after 294 days in captivity

The WNBA star's release was part of a prisoner swap negotiated by U.S. and Russian officials.

Who Is Viktor Bout, the Arms Dealer in the Swap for Brittney Griner?

Viktor Bout has been accused of supplying arms to Al Qaeda, the Taliban and rebels in Rwanda. His exploits helped inspire a 2005 film, “Lord of War,” that starred Nicolas Cage.

December 8, 2022 Brittney Griner and Russia-Ukraine news

WNBA star Brittney Griner is heading home after she was released from a Russian jail in a prisoner swap for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout. Follow live news updates here.

Biden had a ‘painful’ decision to make to secure Griner’s release. He made it.

The U.S. pushed for a two-for-one deal, but Russia replied only Griner was headed home — or no one would be.

Griner Released in Prisoner Swap for Notorious Russian Arms Dealer

Former WNBA star Brittney Griner was reportedly released by Russia in a prisoner swap for notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

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